USA: NDIAS Residential Fellowships for US and International Applicants

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Study Subject(s):The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) supports research in all academic disciplines that is directed toward or extends inquiry on ultimate questions and questions of value.

Course Level:The NDIAS offers residential fellowships for periods ranging from three weeks to a full academic year.

Scholarship Provider: The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) at University of Notre Dame

Scholarship can be taken at: 
USA

Eligibility: The Institute welcomes applications from faculty, scholars, public intellectuals, fellows from other institutes, and professional researchers in all disciplines, including the arts, engineering, the humanities, law, and the social and physical sciences with projects that are creative, innovative, or align with the intellectual orientation of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. The Institute also welcomes those who are beginning their careers with promise and have appropriate projects. Scholars from other institutions, researchers at national laboratories, fellows from other institutes, as well as faculty from Notre Dame are invited to apply. Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. There are no citizenship requirements for fellowships; non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply.

Scholarship Open for International Students: There are no citizenship requirements for fellowships; non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply.

Scholarship Description: The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) is dedicated to fostering and supporting integrative scholarship addressing ultimate questions at the intersection of the arts, engineering, humanities, law, and natural, physical, and social sciences, especially those which transcend disciplinary boundaries. The NDIAS encourages scholars to include questions of values in their analyses, to integrate diverse disciplines, and to ask how their findings advance civilization. The Institute offers its fellows the opportunity to engage not only in analysis but also in evaluating what should be done, to analyze the world in substantive and collaborative ways, and to think through the implications of present behavior for the future of the world.

Duration of award(s): The NDIAS offers residential fellowships for periods ranging from three weeks to a full academic year (fall and spring semesters, August through May).

What does it cover? Fellowships range up to a maximum of $60,000 (gross amount) per academic year (up to a maximum of $30,000 [gross amount] per semester) or pro-rated amounts for shorter periods. In addition, fellows who do not reside in the greater Michiana area are provided with subsidized visiting faculty housing located adjacent to the University during their fellowship. Applicants who require additional support beyond the fellowship stipend should seek supplementary funding in the form of external grants or sabbatical and other contributions from their home institutions. When preferable due to reasons such as faculty retirement contributions, ongoing employment, or the tracking of external funding, the NDIAS will pay a fellowship stipend directly to a Fellow’s home institution. Fellowships include research expenditures of up to $1,000, a private office in the Institute, a computer and printer, access to University libraries and other facilities, and weekly Institute seminars and events.

Selection Criteria: Fellowship applications are evaluated with great care and at several levels of review to ensure objectivity and consistency. Fellowship applications are evaluated according to the following criteria:
-the academic strength of the proposal;
-the clarity and compelling nature of relevant methodologies and project organization and objectives, as explained in the proposal;
-the applicant’s ability to address major questions, meta issues, and questions of value;
-the potential for producing significant research;
-how the proposed research aligns with the intellectual parameters of the Institute;
-the applicant’s ability to contribute to a cooperative community of interdisciplinary scholars, as explained in their letters of reference; and
-the significance of the research proposed by each applicant vis-à-vis other proposals submitted.

Notification: Awards will be announced in spring 2014.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 15, 2013.

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